The Knipex X-Cut Compact Diagonal Cutter, No. 73 02 160, provides users high-cutting capacity with very little effort thanks to the optimum coordination of a cutting edge angle and high lever ratio. The innovative box joint design provides high stablity while staying lightweight. A double-supported joint axis allows for heavy duty cutting of thicker cables, while still allowing precise cuts through fine copper wires. This tool requires 20 percent less effort than high-leverage diagnonal cutters of the same length, according to the company. This tool features forged chrome vanadium oil-hardened steel construction.